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dc.contributor.authorAirey, Sally E.
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-09T02:10:30Z
dc.date.available2010-08-09T02:10:30Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2359
dc.description.abstractEcotourism is promoted as an economic incentive for the conservation and sustainable use of aspects of biodiversity by a number of International Conservation Organisations. Under the Convention on Biological Diversity the New Zealand Government has an obligation to consider the promotion of incentives to protect biodiversity. This study highlights a variety of issues relating to the concept of ecotourism, and the ecotourism industry in New Zealand, which will need to be considered if ecotourism is to provide an incentive for the conservation and sustainable use of aspects of biodiversity. The lack of a definitive definition and fundamental goals of the ecotourism concept, and consequently the lack of restrictions concerning the use of the term has meant that term ecotourism has been adopted by a wide range of nature based tourism operators in New Zealand. This study highlights a lack of coordination between public agencies involved in the industry and a lack in integration of environmental goals. Recommendations for improving coordination and integration between public agencies in the industry are provided. These recommendations provide a means of increasing the potential for ecotourism to provide an economically and socially sound mechanism for the conservation and sustainable use of aspects of biodiversity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectecotourismen
dc.subjectconservationen
dc.subjectbiodiversityen
dc.subjectsustainable tourismen
dc.subjectbiological diversityen
dc.subjectecological impactsen
dc.subjecteconomic aspectsen
dc.subjectenvironmental impacten
dc.titleEcotourism : a mechanism for selling the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity? : scoping the issuesen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorSpellerberg, Ian
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
dc.subject.anzsrc050205 Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc050204 Environmental Impact Assessmenten
dc.subject.anzsrc140216 Tourism Economicsen


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